Post Tagged with: "tourism"

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Also, the dates for viewing synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been announced, and more.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Also, the Buncombe County TDA’s retreat is set for March 23-24 at Lioncrest.

by February 24, 2017 4 comments Asheville News
Buncombe TDA officials: Tourism strong in 2016, outlook good for ’17

Buncombe TDA officials: Tourism strong in 2016, outlook good for ’17

Local tourism officials are keeping an eye on key measurements of success as a hotel building boom rolls on.

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe TDA announces new office location

Also, a group of Asheville independent restaurants has dropped the online reservation service OpenTable and adopted one called Reserve.

by January 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Asheville scores food, music, tourism accoaldes

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Asheville scores food, music, tourism accoaldes

Remember when World Cafe came to town?

by December 31, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
Lonely Planet: Asheville is the place in U.S. to visit in 2017

Lonely Planet: Asheville is the place in U.S. to visit in 2017

The recognition will fuel an ongoing debate about the impacts of tourism on the mountain metropolis.

by December 6, 2016 4 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Ingle’s grocery store on Brevard Road in Asheville to open Oct. 20

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Ingle’s grocery store on Brevard Road in Asheville to open Oct. 20

Also, Patton Public House restaurant gets a new name, and more.

by October 10, 2016 10 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville tourism numbers strong in April, despite HB2

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville tourism numbers strong in April, despite HB2

Also, Trade & Lore coffee shop is expanding its offerings, and much more.

by May 24, 2016 7 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Isaac Coleman, civil rights advocate in Asheville, dies

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Isaac Coleman, civil rights advocate in Asheville, dies

Also, Asheville-area hotel occupancy rates were up again in February of this year compared to February 2015, and more.

by May 10, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism leader: 7 group cancellations due to HB2

Asheville tourism leader: 7 group cancellations due to HB2

The cancellations come as the Asheville area has seen strong hotel room sales through winter and early spring.

by April 25, 2016 27 comments Asheville News, feature
Want Buncombe TDA grant cash? Apply now through June 1

Want Buncombe TDA grant cash? Apply now through June 1

Apply now for a slice of the Buncombe County hotel room tax revenue.

by April 20, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville as a music destination is next push for tourism officials

Asheville as a music destination is next push for tourism officials

A new web presence on exploreasheville.com aimed will be the focus of a kick-off party Wednesday at The Isis Music Hall.

by March 28, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Asheville tourism officials have new tool to track visitors from digital ad exposure to final destination

Asheville tourism officials have new tool to track visitors from digital ad exposure to final destination

“This is the beginning of big data,” said Stephanie Brown, ED of the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

by January 29, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

The average Asheville tourist is 55 or older, drove to the mountains, stayed 2.44 nights and spent $104 a day.

by June 25, 2015 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism projects proposed: Which would you fund?

Asheville tourism projects proposed: Which would you fund?

An urban creamery? New greenways? A nonprofit glass blowing studio? A farm-to-table food destination?

by June 9, 2015 30 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism officials approve tentative spending plan, don’t mention possible room tax increase

Asheville tourism officials approve tentative spending plan, don’t mention possible room tax increase

Some local residents want revenue from the potential new tax used for city projects, but hoteliers want it spent to attract more tourists

by May 28, 2015 28 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas reader: Asheville police cracked down on busking and it ruined my visit

Ashvegas reader: Asheville police cracked down on busking and it ruined my visit

Friday’s wonderfully warm spring weather brought out the street performers, the visitors and the police.

by April 4, 2015 24 comments Opinion
Opinion: How a tourism guide got Asheville wrong, and repairing the damage done

Opinion: How a tourism guide got Asheville wrong, and repairing the damage done

The Frommer’s blunder pulls apart Asheville community. It obscures the story of Asheville. It disrespects the city’s soul.

by January 3, 2015 73 comments Opinion
Will a cat video find viral success for Asheville tourism officials?

Will a cat video find viral success for Asheville tourism officials?

Here’s the video.

by November 26, 2014 12 comments Asheville features
Demand for hotels in Asheville area skyrockets; October shatters records for occupancy

Demand for hotels in Asheville area skyrockets; October shatters records for occupancy

The tourists are coming. The tourists are coming. Wait. The tourists are here. The tourists are here.

by November 21, 2014 5 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Buncombe tourism cash winners: Construction of baseball/softball fields, improvements along river

Buncombe tourism cash winners: Construction of baseball/softball fields, improvements along river

In all, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority handed out nearly $5 million in cash collected from a local hotel room tax.

by October 22, 2014 12 comments Asheville News
Reflections on Asheville Beer Week: Lamenting the disappearance of activist subculture beneath veil of carnival barking

Reflections on Asheville Beer Week: Lamenting the disappearance of activist subculture beneath veil of carnival barking

“With each new city-as-theme park pitch, I smell the growing stench of despair.”

by May 27, 2014 29 comments Asheville beer, Opinion
Asheville tourism officials: As tourists flock to town, hotel occupancy expected to hit record high

Asheville tourism officials: As tourists flock to town, hotel occupancy expected to hit record high

Hotel occupancy rates in Asheville are expected to slightly surpass a pre-recession record high set in 2007.